Baile Uí Shíoda
|• Town||14 km2 (5 sq mi)|
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Ballyseedy (Irish: Baile Uí Shíoda, meaning "town of Sheedy") is a townland in County Kerry, Ireland. It was historically situated in the parish of Ballyseedy, within the barony of Trughanacmy. The townland contains a number of notable landmarks, including Ballyseedy Wood, a bridge over the Ballycarty River and a ruined Protestant church. There is also a large restored castle (Ballyseedy Castle) which is in use as a hotel.
Ballyseedy Wood is an ancient woodland dating at least to the 16th century, when it was mapped by Sir Edward Denny. The wood contains the ruins of Ballyseedy House (or Old Ballyseedy Castle). Alongside nearby "New" Ballyseedy Castle (now restored as a hotel), this was the seat of the Blennerhassett family from around 1586 to 1967.
- In the 2002 Census of Kerry, Ballyseedy had a population of 127.
- In the 2006 Census, it had a population of 474.
- "Table 5: Population of Towns ordered by County and size, 2002 and 2006" (PDF). Ireland Census 2006. 1: Population Classified by Area. Central Statistics Office (Ireland). 2007-04-26. p. 42. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
- Jones, Laurence. "Ballyseedy". GENUKI. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
- Hickson, Mary (July 1896). "The River Lee of Kerry: Its True Course, and Its Identity with the Dur of Ptolemy". Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. 5. 6 (2): 173–175. ISSN 0035-9106.
- "Ballyseedy Wood: A tranquil retreat". Walking in Kerry. Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
- Humphrys, Dr. Mark. "Ballyseedy". HumphrysFamilyTree.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
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